Heel pain is one of the most common conditions to affect the foot impacting on an estimated 1 in 10 people during their life. People who regularly exercise by jogging or running and adults aged 40 -60 are commonly affected. As there are several potential causes, it is important to have Heel Pain properly diagnosed. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will be able to accurately diagnose the underlying source of your Heel Pain so that appropriate treatment can be applied.
If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, we can help. Our Chartered Physiotherapists are specifically trained in foot & ankles allowing us to offer you expertise in the treatment of most of the causes of Heel Pain. Some signs that you should be seen by one of our
- Inability to walk comfortably
- Heel Pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Heel Pain that persists beyond a few days
- Swelling or discoloration
- Any other unusual symptoms
Depending on what we diagnose your condition as, we may use one of the following treatment options, or a combination of both Orthotics / Insoles We may recommend either off the shelf corrective insoles or customised orthotics, which we manufacture bespoke for you using our Gait Scan technology. We are Ireland’s largest provider of Customised Orthotics and our Chartered Physiotherapists are specifically trained in treatment of Heel Pain. For full details on this service, click here Assessment and treatment of joints and muscles surrounding the core, hip and knee will ensure you get the best results out of your orthorics.
Some of the common causes of heel pain include: Plantar fasciitis This is the most common condition that often causes quite severe heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot. For more info please click here.
- Heel Spur
- Posterior heel pain
- Stress fractures
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis
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